Mark Wycislik-Wilson / BetaNews - 2 years ago
  • A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users.
  • The group is led by Richard Lloyd, director of consumer group Which?, and it alleges that Google bypassed privacy settings on iPhones between June 2011 and February 2012.
  • Google is accused of breaching UK data protection laws, and Lloyd says that this is “one of the biggest fights of my life.”
  • But Lloyd says the case is not just about trying to win financial compensation for people…
    • I want to spread the world about our claim. Google owes all of those affected fairness, trust and money. By joining together, we can show Google that they can’t get away with taking our data without our consent, and that no matter how large and powerful they are, nobody is above the law.